Friday, October 05, 2007

The Hospitals Were Hoodwinked: You Pay More to Get Sick

Evidently the Wisconsin Hospital Association has caved to DarthDoyle.

...Wisconsin hospitals dropped their opposition to a tax that would help most Milwaukee-area hospitals

The hospital tax, in place in 23 other states, would cost the hospitals about $418 million by mid-2009. That money would be used to leverage an additional $575 million in federal Medicaid funds that would benefit the hospitals.

(That $575 million could also go away in a few years. Fed spending priorities change...right?)

But here's the "SUCKERS!!" graf:

In exchange for dropping its opposition to the tax, the hospital trade group negotiated an exemption for rural hospitals and a provision that would repeal the tax on June 30, 2009.

Wisconsin repeal a tax?


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